Open Educational Resources (OERs) are educational materials that include permission for anyone to use, modify and share at no cost. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provides the following definition of Open Education Resources:
“teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain or (b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities– retaining, remixing, revising, reusing and redistributing the resources.”
The NWTC Library staff are happy to help you find OER materials for your courses.
Please send an email to Julie Chapman or call her at 920-498-5490.
It helps if you can identify the following information:
The Library staff will pull together materials that you can review for use in your classes.
After finding OER materials, Kim LaPlante (920-498-5487) can help you determine the feasibility of remixing them together to create a custom textbook using the Pressbooks software. This can give students a book they can download for free plus the option to purchase that book in the Bookstore at a low cost.